8 coffee shops in Portland that'll have you ditching big chains immediately

Mar 3 2021, 12:10 am

In a city where there are too many coffee shops and too little time, we understand that it’s intimidating to be faced with an endless number of coffee options when you’re trying to get your shot of caffeine for the day before work.

While Portland has some of the best coffee shops in the entire universe, some are better than others.

Next time you’re looking to grab a creamy almond milk latte to unwind after a long day, or maybe a rich shot of Italian espresso to kickstart your nervous system, stop by one of these eight no-brainer coffee spots that will satisfy coffee lovers of every kind.

Coava Flagship


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Coava really cares about both its coffee, and its customers. Socially responsible and ethical coffee bean sourcing is especially important to this establishment, and their care extends to the production of their brews as well. Our personal favorite combination is their macchiato paired with a flakey, buttery croissant.

Address: 1300 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-894-8134

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This hole-in-the-wall coffee shop nestled along the waterfront in Southwest Portland is a unique combination of Portland coffee culture that keeps its heart in Mexico. The coffeeshop prides itself on being plant-based, vegan, local, organic, and low waste.

Address: 1816 SW River Drive, Portland
Phone: 925-642-7782

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Push X Pull


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This specialty coffee shop is run by a couple of friends trying to achieve their dream to create “grade A, off-the-charts, get-me-out-of-bed-in-the-morning” coffee. Push X Pull offers one of the best espressos in Portland. They even offer coffee brew sampling if you want to taste the difference in brewing and bean production methods to find that perfect cup of joe.

Address: 821 SE Stark Street, Portland

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Heart Coffee


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True to its name, Heart Coffee has a whole lot of heart. With their own roasting facility in Portland, owners Rebekah and Wille Yli-Luoma care about maintaining ethical and direct relationships with the coffee farmers they source from.

Address: 1123 SW Washington Street, Portland
Phone: 503-954-3645

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters Downtown


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Stumptown Coffee Roasters are the coffee heavyweight champions of Portland. While they have several locations across the city, the downtown location is still Stumptown’s largest, and in our opinion, best. The coffee shop is large, beautiful, and features not only some of the best coffee in all of Portland, but also some incredible rotating art shows.

Address: 128 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland
Phone: 855-711-3385

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Upper Left Roasters


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Upper Left Roasters serves up delicious coffee and even more delicious food. We recommend pairing their Americano with spelt avocado toast topped with radish, soft boiled egg and peppers, which makes for the perfect breakfast experience.

Address: 1204 SE Clay Street, Portland
Phone: 503-894-9596

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Deadstock Coffee Roasters


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Described as “snob-free” coffee, this is one of the coolest coffee shops in the city. The sneaker-themed coffee shop rotates cool artwork and rare sneaker collections in the shop every month. The stylish coffee haunt offers perfectly roasted coffee brews and delicious pound cakes and pastries.

Address: 408 NW Couch Street, Portland
Phone: 971-220-8727

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Good Coffee


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Good Coffee is, well, pretty darn good. The coffee chain has three other locations across PDX, all of which serve some amazing coffee. While you can’t really go wrong with any of their coffee beverages, their matcha lavender latte deserves a special shout out for just how heavenly it tastes. They also offer breakfast burritos along with a variety of pastries and baked goods to accompany your cup of very good, Good Coffee!

Address: 813 SW Alder Street, Portland
Phone: 971-282-3388

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